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ONE PLANET LIVING

One Planet Living is an international sustainability initiative based on the idea that we all need to live within the limits of one planet’s natural resources. We take those words to heart. In fact, The River District is the first community in the Southeast to use the One Planet Living Framework to guide all aspects of sustainability, and only the 3rd in the U.S.

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WE SUPPORT THE PLANET WITH ACTION, NOT JUST WORDS

10 elements of one planet living

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HEALTH AND HAPPINESS

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EQUITY & LOCAL ECONOMY

3

CULTURE & COMMUNITY

4

LAND & NATURE

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SUSTAINABLE WATER

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LOCAL & SUSTAINABLE FOOD

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TRAVEL AND TRANSPORT

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MATERIALS AND PRODUCTS

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ZERO WASTE

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ZERO CARBON

SUPPORTING THESE PRINCIPLES THE COMMUNITY WILL FEATURE:

500+ ACRES

of preserved green space & connections to nature

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ENHANCED BIODIVERSITY

Partnering with local non-profits to reduce invasive species and enhance natural areas for longevity

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URBAN FARM

To support local, sustainable food production

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WASTE REDUCTION

Partnerships to offer community-wide composting

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SUSTAINABLE WATER

Enhanced stream buffers and stormwater management practices

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY

Energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings promoted through recommended certifications (LEED, NGBS, Energy Star)

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Phase 1 Westrow

Westrow is our 70-acre town center.  Here, a small-scale residential, office, and retail community surrounds a sustainable 2-acre working farm.  Learn more about our homes, apartments, and townhomes set to deliver in 2025.

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Commercial District

The River District contains multiple build-to-suit campus locations.  Surrounded by an inspiring natural setting, minutes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport and Uptown Charlotte, you'll have everything you need including training centers and showrooms

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Riverfront Park

Water is integral to every facet of the River District.  Opening in 2028, the first phase of our river front access, called River Point, is about creating public access to the Catawba River.  This will also be the first - and only river front park in Charlotte. 

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